Olympic medico still in the hunt for gold, despite early setback

Dr Brennan, who won gold in the same event in the Beijing games with rowing partner David Crayshaw, finished fourth in their opening heat on day 1 of competition in London.

But the pair overcame a wobbly start to their London campaign and will tomorrow evening (AEST) row for a place in the gold medal race set to take place on Thursday night.

If successful, Dr Brennan will be part of the first men’s team to win back-to-back gold medals in the event since the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Having put his medical career on hold in order to focus on his preparation for the London Olympics, Dr